Waste with potential: Fast BMP prediction for more efficient biogas production

When producing biogas, manufacturers strive for the highest possible methane content, because methane is the combustible fraction of biogas. The composition of biogas, however, can vary greatly because biogas is obtained through anaerobic digestion from substrates that have varying properties by their very nature. Possible substrates include biological waste and organically polluted waste water as well as renewable biomass. The methane yield can be maximized through the correct use of substrates. A fast, low-cost method of determining the biochemical methane potential is one tool that manufacturers can use to operate the biogas plant efficiently.